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Cheesy French Onion Pasta Bake with Mushrooms & Rutabaga Noodles and more...




Cheesy French Onion Pasta Bake with Mushrooms & Rutabaga Noodles

Our Christmas Tree is still up and I don’ even feel bad about it. We just returned from several weeks in Colorado and now that we’re back we want to enjoy our own Christmas decorations. Besides, January is not the boss of us!

Also? Not feeling bad about this cheesy french onion pasta bake with mushrooms and rutabaga noodles!

Healthier, cheesy one pot french onion bake with rutabaga noodles for dinner tonight!

I first learned about the french onion pasta bake from Half Baked Harvest. Insanely delicious. It’s like comfort food and all things savory had a baby. I swoon!

But I wanted to eat this bowl of decadence like 18 more times so I decided to find a healthier alternative to the noodles. Which is easy when you have a gadget that turns veggies into noodles!

Enter the ever forgettable but oh-so satisfying rutabaga:

How to make rutabaga noodles for a pasta bake!

It was kind of hard to get a flattering picture of this root vegetable – but like the good people we are, we know looks aren’t everything.

Why rutabaga? I really wanted to try something other than zucchini noodles or my forever favorite sweet potato noodles but I wanted something that was firm and could stand up to this rich broth. Rutabaga, you did not disappoint!

Here she is all ready for the party:

Rutabaga noodles for a cheesy french onion pasta bake!

Now we’re ready.

Cheesy French Onion and Mushroom Pasta Bake with Rutabaga Noodles

If you’re having a bad day, just throw some onions and mushrooms into a big soup pot and it will get 200% better. Promise.

Healthier, cheesy one pot french onion bake with rutabaga noodles for dinner tonight!

Really bad day? Let’s add some red wine.

So.Much.Better.

Healthier, cheesy one pot french onion bake with rutabaga noodles for dinner tonight!

This all comes together in one pot. Saute, simmer, stir…winning.

Healthier, cheesy one pot french onion bake with rutabaga noodles for dinner tonight!

The best part is when we add the cheese. Because, cheese! I used gruyere. It has this sharp and tangy taste and is beautiful at melting. But you can also use parmesan.

Yeow! Easy, healthy french onion pasta bake!

Put your big pot of deliciousness under the broiler to let the cheese melt and get all bubbly.

Healthier, cheesy one pot french onion bake with rutabaga noodles for dinner tonight!

Bring your people to your table and serve. Remember to invite me ;)

Full recipe below! I had to play around with this quite a bit because rutabaga noodles are not structured like pasta noodles. So be sure to follow the recipe :)

Yields 4-6

Cheesy French Onion Pasta Bake with Mushrooms and Rutabaga Noodles

10 minsPrep Time

35 minsCook Time

45 minsTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 small sweet onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup dry red wine (or broth)
  • 8 oz sliced portobella mushrooms
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups vegetable (or chicken) broth
  • 1 rutabaga or sweet potato, spiralized for noodles
  • 2-3 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream or half and half
  • 4 oz gruyere cheese, shredded and divided
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas (optional)

Instructions

  1. For rutabaga noodles:
  2. Use vegetable peeler to remove skin. Cut rutabaga in half and put through spiralizer. Run a knife through noodles so they are not so long. Set aside.
  3. Preheat the the broiler to high.
  4. Heat butter in a dutch oven (or other oven safe pot) over medium-high heat. Once melted and slightly bubbly, add the mushrooms. Let mushrooms cook, without disturbing for 5 minutes. This will caramelize the mushrooms to perfection! After 5 minutes stir and let cook for an additional 3 minutes. Lower temperature to medium and add onions. Cook about 10 minutes, stirring every once in awhile, until softened. Add the Worcestershire sauce and wine, cooking until wine evaporates, about 10 minutes.
  5. Add the garlic, salt and pepper; cook 3-4 minutes. Add vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Add rutabaga noodles and thyme. Stir and cook for 10 minutes. Stir in the half and half; simmer an additional 5-10 minutes or until noodles are cooked. (Should not be mushy.)
  6. Stir in half the gruyere cheese and peas. Cook 2 minutes and then remove from the heat. Top with the remaining cheese and place under the broiler for 1-2 minutes until the cheese is melted.
  7. Serve warm!
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The Best Holiday Sangria Recipe & Stress Free Recipes for Entertaining

Having a foolproof holiday sangria recipe in my arsenal has changed my hosting game. Come one, come all!!

Holiday Sangria Recipe! Foolproof, boozy and packed with flavor!

Gone are the days when, as a newlywed, I thought parties were for complicated recipes and fussy, planned out menus.

Nope. Bye, Felicia!

Now I basically have one rule for food when hosting parties – can I make it ahead of time?

A few weeks ago I hosted a Christmas party in our tiny home.There is literally no room for anything but simple in this quaint home. I planned the party to start AFTER dinner time so I only needed to provide drinks and snacks and my friends brought the most yummy cookies and chocolates!

The game plan:

1. A Crowd Pleasing Appetizer

Baked Fontina! The morning of the party I cubed my fontina cheese, sliced the veggies and set them aside until the party started. This dish is perfect because you can throw it into the oven as guests arrive. And it is a crowd pleaser every time!

The best & most delicious recipes for stress free entertaining!

The best & most delicious recipes for stress free entertaining!

2. Something Wrapped in Bacon :)

Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potato Fries. A few hours before guests arrived I sliced up the sweet potatoes and wrapped them in bacon. I put these little gifts on a sheet pan and set it in the refrigerator. 40 minutes before guests arrived, all I had to do was throw them in the oven!

I call them the disappearing treat.

The best & most delicious recipes for stress free entertaining!

The best & most delicious recipes for stress free entertaining!

3. Always Room for Nog

Two days before the party I made homemade eggnog. Right before guests arrived I set-up an egg nog station complete with rum, mugs and cinnamon sticks.

4. Hydrate

I also make a spa water one day ahead of time. Pour filtered water into a pitcher and add frozen strawberries and a few sprigs of fresh mint. It’s so refreshing and pretends to be fancy (but it’s so easy)! It’s perfect to keep your guests hydrated or for anyone who prefers to drink water. I love using this pitcher for spa water because the water gets perfectly infused without having the berries and mint clog up the pouring spout! It also looks so pretty on the table!

The best pitcher to infuse water for stress free entertaining!

(Have Amazon Prime? Click here to order this pitcher in time for your party!)

The star of the show?! My holiday sangria recipe. This is fool-proof. And festive! And you can make a big batch so serving drinks to your guests is so easy. I always make this for New Year’s Eve.

Foolproof, boozy and delicious holiday sangria recipe!

It can also be made up to three days in advance – it gets better with time!

5. Holiday Sangria Recipe

I already have a sangria recipe that I LOVE. So I just took that recipe and made it extra festive with a spiced honey syrup. This honey syrup is about to make all your drinks cozy for the cold months.

Cinnamon simple syrup for the best holiday sangria recipe!

When a recipe calls for simple syrup – I make honey syrup because I rarely have white sugar on hand. Honey syrup never disappoints and it is healthier than white sugar. The important thing is to get honey that has a mild taste – like clover honey.

We make this the way we make simple syrup. Equal parts water and equal parts honey. I make a jar full to carry us through to warm weather. Add 1 cup clover honey to 1 cup water and simmer on the stove until incorporated (about 5 minutes).

Now to make it holiday ready – remove the simple syrup from the heart and add 2 cinnamon sticks, 6-8 whole cloves and 2-3 strips orange peel. Cover and allow to cool for about 20-30 minutes. This will allow the spices to infuse our simple syrup.

Cinnamon and orange simple syrup for the best holiday sangria recipe!

Once cooled – strain the syrup and pour into a mason jar. This will last for one month!

You can use this for the holiday sangria but you can also use it for your tea, coffee, mixed drinks (like an Old Fashioned – it is perfect), or to spice up your egg nog. Anything really!

Now we are party ready! Simple, make ahead dishes and drinks so you can be with your people! Holiday Sangria recipe below. xoxo

What are your favorite holiday party recipes?!

The Best Holiday Sangria Recipe
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Ingredients

    For the Honey Simple Syrup
  • 1 cup honey (clover honey is preferable)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 6-8 whole cloves
  • 2-3 strips of orange peel
  • Holiday Sangria
  • 1 cup cranberries, fresh or frozen
  • 2 bottles fruity red wine (I like to do a cheap red blend)
  • 1/2 cup orange-flavored liqueur
  • 1 apple, chopped
  • 1 pear, chopped
  • 1 orange, chopped

Instructions

    Honey Syrup
  1. Combine the honey with 1 cup water in small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium high heat (about 5-8 minutes).
  2. Turn off heat and add the cinnamon sticks, whole cloves and orange peel. Allow to cool (about 20-30 minutes).
  3. Once cooled, strain and place in an airtight jar. Will last in the refrigerator for up to one month.
  4. Holiday Sangria
  5. Combine the wine and liqueur into a pitcher with a lid. Add the apple, pear, orange and cranberries. After honey syrup is cooled add 1/2 cup (or more to your sweetness) to the mixture. I like to start with just 1/2 cup and add more if needed or allow my guests to add more to their liking. Seal lid and refrigerate for at least 5 hours and up to 24 hours. Give a good stir and serve with fresh fruit as a garnish!
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Gather ‘Round the Fire, Cold Weather Chili Recipe

Listen, I have craved chili approximately 0 times in my life. And that’s being generous. But the weekend after Thanksgiving I wanted two things, cold weather and chili.

I could not do much about the cold weather because it is Southern California. But we did put our tree up after basically rearranging our tiny space for said tree. And I opened my cabinets to see that I actually had everything for what would be my kind of perfect chili.

Cold Weather Chili Recipe, Quick & Easy

(without Losing the Flavor!)

Just chop all the veggies you have on hand! This is best done while listening to your favorite podcast or better yet, Christmas music!

Quick and easy, cold weather chili recipe! Add any veggies you have and a few secret ingredients!

Also? I fried up bacon and that’s about the time when Jeremy and Stout showed up in the kitchen.

Bacon- bringing families together for 800 decades.

I removed the bacon from the pan and left in about 1 teaspoon of bacon fat, I added all the chopped veggies and sautéed them until tender.

Quick and easy, cold weather chili recipe! Add any veggies you have and a few secret ingredients!

This chili is so easy because we basically get to dump everything in the pot. Using red wine to deglaze and tomato paste gives this chili a really rich, bold flavor.

This is it! The best, cold weather chili recipe. Quick and easy chili for dinner tonight!

It’s flavorful and it is so good especially the next day (isn’t chili always best the next day?). If you need comfort in the cold maybe pull out your soup pot and pull everyone close?

The fun part is letting everyone top their chili just the way they like it. Sour cream, bacon, jalapeños, hot sauce, cheddar cheese, cilantro…all the things!

This is it! The best, cold weather chili recipe. Quick and easy chili for dinner tonight!

Also, these bowls?! We purchased some oven safe soup bowls a few years ago specifically for Smitten Kitchen’s roasted tomato soup (see below!). Ever since we have been putting yummy soups in our bowls and into the oven.

Perfect soup bowls for the oven and hot soup!

Here’s to us weary, maybe cold to the bone, humans. I hope you bring to your table not just this cold weather chili but your stories too.

Cold Weather Chili Recipe
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Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs ground sirloin (or ground beef)
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 poblano pepper, chopped
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds removed and chopped (omit it you do not want a spicy chili)
  • 1 TBS chili powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 TBS tomato paste
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup red wine, or beef stock or beer (choose your liquid!)
  • 1 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a soup pot fry up 4-5 pieces of bacon. Remove bacon and keep 1 tsp of bacon fat in the pan. Chop bacon for topping the chili with later. This step is optional! If you do not fry bacon just add 1 TBS oil to soup pot.
  2. Add chopped veggies to pot and saute on medium high heat until veggies are tender, about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add beef and crumble while sauting until browned, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add tomato paste, salt and all spices. Mix to combine about 2 minutes.
  5. Add your liquid of choice to deglaze the pan. (To deglaze, slowly pour in liquid and use a wooden soup to scrap up any browned bits on the bottom of the pan).
  6. Add can of tomatoes (with juice) and beans.
  7. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 10 minutes. Taste and add any salt if needed!
  8. Serve with hot sauce, sour cream, cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon, jalapenos, cilantro or anything else you like!
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The Best Small Turkey Recipe (for those of us who show up for the sides!)

By “small turkey recipe” I mean: a turkey breast recipe that is an alternative for people who do not want to make a whole, big turkey for Thanksgiving. But, the later was a bit of a long title.

So, now that we are on the same page…

Turkey is my least favorite part about Thanksgiving. I know…but search your hearts, is it really your favorite?

Exactly.

And then this:

The BEST small turkey recipe! Perfect for holiday gatherings when you don't want to make a whole turkey.

But first, as Jeremy and I have hosted a few Thanksgivings in our 5 years of marriage we’ve stumbled across some things. First, lots of people are most excited about the side dishes. Also, a good hand-full of our friends are vegetarians. Lastly, as fun as it is to have leftover turkey until the New Year…wait. Nope. Not fun.

So, I went on a quest to find a smaller Thanksgiving turkey recipe. Of course, I started with the queen – Ina Garten. And I did not have to look any further. (Which, by the way, her new cookbook Cooking for Jeffery is out and it is everything!).

Very Sophisticated Reasons to Cook a Smaller Thanksgiving Turkey:

  • Less oven time goes to turkey! This turkey recipe does not take more than 3 hours. More oven time for the sides!
  • Most people show-up for the sides.
  • Less stress about potentially serving a dry turkey.
  • Your next 87 meals do not have to include turkey (unless you’re into that, I guess)
  • More room for pie! <— strongest case!

Ina has a recipe for a bone-in herb roasted turkey breast and it is perfect. It is stuffed with fresh herbs, including sage, the infamous Thanksgiving herb.

Fresh herbs for the absolute best small turkey recipe!

The Best Small Turkey Recipe

We start with 1 whole bone-in turkey breast (at least 5-7 lbs). I got one from the meat counter in Whole Foods. Just call and ask your local grocer if they carry these!

The star of the show is this really gorgeous herb paste that we slather all over the turkey.

Herb and garlic paste for the most flavorful and best small turkey recipe!

I like to get half the paste under the skin. This is very easy! Just start at the edge of a piece of skin and very gently work your knuckle into it and loosen the skin from the meat.

No FUSS! The best small turkey recipe how-to!

Then grab a handful of the herb mixture and stuff it inside. Do this throughout the turkey.

Mouthwatering! Herb roasted turkey breast. The BEST small turkey recipe!

Then add the rest of the mixture on the outside.

The BEST small turkey recipe! Perfect for holiday gatherings when you don't want to make a whole turkey.

Place your turkey in a roasting pan with a rack and to the bottom of the pan add 3/4 cup wine. Please, please use a meat thermometer to test when your turkey is done :) I use this one all the time when cooking and if you have Amazon Prime – you can get it before Thanksgiving! Everyone’s oven is different so this is an important tool. My turkey went into the oven for 90 minutes and then I took it out, added foil and baked for another 30 minutes until I hit 165 degrees. (See recipe below for how to use meat thermometer.)

This beauty makes your house smell amazing and comes out all crispy and flavorful:

No fuss! The best small turkey recipe for any gathering!

And, the pan drippings are really, really delicious. According to Ina you can take those drippings and pour them over the turkey. But, I know some serious gravy lovers so I took it one step further and made the simplest gravy with the pan juices. Seriously, it took me 10 minutes (recipe below).

The BEST small turkey recipe! Perfect for holiday gatherings when you don't want to make a whole turkey.

So, this is our new turkey go-to. More sides (like 8 more servings of these savory sweet mashed potatoes!) and more room for pie. We are winning all over the place.

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Ingredients

  • 1 whole bone-in turkey breast (5 to 7 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons good olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic (3 cloves)
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage leaves
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¾ cup dry white wine
  • Gravy Ingredients
  • Pan drippings from the turkey
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup white wine (or chicken stock)
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 TBS butter
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • Salt for seasoning

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Place the turkey breast on a rack in a roasting pan, skin side up.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, mustard, rosemary, sage, thyme, salt, and pepper. Rub the mixture evenly all over the skin of the turkey breast. (You can also loosen the skin and smear half of the paste underneath, directly on the meat.) Pour the wine into the bottom of the roasting pan.
  3. Roast the turkey for 1½ to 1¾ hours, until the skin is golden brown and an instant-read meat thermometer registers 165 degrees when inserted into the thickest and meatiest area of the breast. Check the breast after an hour or so; if the skin is over browning, cover it loosely with aluminum foil. (Every oven is different so be sure to use your meat thermometer. I had to roast my turkey for about 2 hours. After 1½ hours I tented my turkey and continued to roast another 30 minutes until the temperature read 165 degrees.)
  4. When the turkey is done, remove from the oven, cover the pan with aluminum foil, and allow the turkey to rest at room temperature for 15 minutes. Slice and serve warm with the pan juices.
  5. For the Gravy (Optional):
  6. If your roasting pan can go directly over heat (mine can) put it over the flame and slowly add the wine to deglaze the pan. Add additional ingredients and stir to combine. Bring to a low simmer for about 10 minutes to allow to thicken. Or, pour the pan drippings into a sauce pan. Turn heat to medium high. Add white wine and chicken stock, let come to a slow simmer. Add in heavy cream and stir to combine. Add butter. Turn heat to low and let simmer for about 10 minutes. Taste and season to your preference (I added 1/4 tsp pepper but did not need to add any additional salt).

Notes

This gravy has a yummy tang as it uses the wine that we poured into the pan to cook the turkey. It is a gorgeous and bright pairing with the herb roasted turkey!

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Let’s Start at the Table

Our table has been all but battered-up bruised with the questions and thoughts we’ve carried to it over the past several months. I carry my casserole and my big questions and pull up a chair. Some nights our table held our collective sighs. Sometimes it held me raging and hurting. A lot of times it held friends and board games and laugher… and then always the stifling pause when we’d stumble on the current news. This world. This world at my table.

Our God, never-changing. 

This morning, while it was still dark out, I wandered to that table and piled up books and prayers. I ate my leftover lunch for breakfast. I drank two cups of coffee and wrote and read – these are some of my favorite things. I walked to the ocean because I needed to stand on the edge of something bigger than me, something bigger than this country.

hermosa-beach

The waves rolled in just the same. God is still and always the exact same. I caught a spray of the green blue water on my face. I let the drop of ocean dry and the salt bake into my skin. Salt. The world needs our saltiness now.

I proceeded to walk to the local coffee shop and get an iced coffee. I am practicing extreme kindness to myself today. I am tender and so are many of the people I love.  But I’m sitting in my chair and despite my excellent choices for self care I feel a little restless. I thought,

“I need radical kindness shown to me.”

And then I hear the Holy Spirit,

“Sister, girl, you and everyone else. Get up!”

So right there I made a list of a few acts of random kindness that I am going to practice today and this week. These acts are not complicated but they are extravagant because the receiver is not expecting them.

I am taking the words of Anne Lamott to heart, “We get to start our new 24 hours every time we remember.” So after I spiral a bit I remember Jesus. Practicing communion in my own little way with my own raw sip of coffee. I remember that anything I am wanting to hungrily pull from Heaven down to earth can start with me. Hope, love, patience, kindness.

So I “Get up!” and I march to the counter to purchase some gift cards. The guy at the cash register says, “You should buy these tomorrow. We will have great designs for our gift cards tomorrow!”

To which I whisper, “Oh, no. We need these gift cards today.” The world needs kindness today. We do not get to tap out because Jesus never, never tapped out on us. We get to feel everything we are feeling and then walk in the hope that we carry.

We can buy a few $5 coffee gift cards and hand them out.

We can not only hand a meal to someone who does not have a home but then throw out a blanket and eat the meal with them.

We can text a friend and tell them a very specific reason why they are bringing joy to our life.

More joy.

We can show up on the doorstep of a neighbor with a casserole and our heart. And serve both.

Are you hurting? Are you swollen sad? Are you confused? You can take communion right now too. We are just remembering Jesus and what He did for us. We do not need to complicate it. Here is the love of Jesus that has never left us and His way is peace. His love is for all people. And, look! Here is your new 24 hours. Choose kindness. Choose to love beyond yourself.

Maybe you are thinking, like I often do, “Oh, but this world. It’s so broken. It’s so complicated…where do I start?” I needed to answer this for myself with something very simple. Something I know I will do. I am going to start at the most pure and simple place I know where to start, right where Jesus could be found much of his time on earth.

At the table.

Do we remember Peter? Right after Jesus’ crucifixion. A denier of his Savior. With great brokenness he takes up his old life, back on the boat. A fisherman again. But after a night of tireless attempts and an empty net Jesus interrupts Peter futile efforts, “Come and eat breakfast with me.” (John 21:12)

Come and eat with me.

A confused world watched Jesus and were baffled at his approach, “This man eats with sinners and tax collectors.”

Jesus ate with the marginalized, the overlooked, the spat on, the broken, the marred.

He ate with them.

If we can bring the people of the world to our tables we can usher in Jesus’ Kingdom. The Kingdom for all the people. If we can gather people who don’t look like us, people we don’t agree with or understand, people who are broken, people who are wandering. If we can start with them right at our tables, loving them – accepting their love, then we can do the next thing – to step outside our doors and carry His love to everyone we meet. We are still the Church. We are still called to love our neighbor.

The whole Law can still be fulfilled by this, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22:37-38)

In such a time as this we actually get to live out this command in a way that God can use in a most powerful way. We who love our enemies. We who are used by God to bind the broken hearted. We who love our neighbor as ourselves. We who are hard pressed on every side but not crushed.

A lot of people are hurting today. We know of a Kingdom coming but for many, they are witnessing what might seem like a kindgom come undone.

Through our extravagant love we can rise and give the world a chance to marvel and ask, “Tell me, what is this hope you have inside you?”

It doesn’t have to be complicated. We can take our queue from Jesus, “Come and eat.”

So today, I am tender but I am showing up. People will look at us and know we belong to Jesus because of our love for one another. (John 13:35).

We can start small. A random act of kindness. A meal at our table. An invitation to come and eat. Tell me, what are your three acts of kindness you will practice this week? Let’s keep each other accountable. Let’s share ideas. Let’s love so extravagantly we’ll light up the world.

 

*Looking for some posts that bring great comfort and clarity – these have been my favorite from amazing, wise (much wiser than me) women:

The Best News about Election Day from Shannan Martin

In Which I Dare Not To Tell You How to Feel This Morning by Emily Freeman

About the Election and How to Live Right Now by Ann Voskamp

 

And if you’re looking for a mouthwatering meal to bring to your table – maybe the easiest and best pot roast recipe inspired by my mamma? I know I’ll be making this one and calling the neighbors.

The best pot roast recipe! Mouthwatering!

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